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PubhD: Avian Clocks, Marine Biodiversity, and Experimental Writing

April 29, 2019 @ 6:15 pm - 8:00 pm

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This event comes to you in association with our friends from PubhD Glasgow.

The format is nice and simple:

  1. Three researchers will each have 10 minutes to talk about their subject area to an interested audience in a pub
  2. There will be up to 20 minutes of (friendly!) Q&A per speaker.
  3. Each speaker gets at least one pint (or other drink of their choice).
    A whiteboard/flip chart and coloured pens will be provided.

About the speakers:

Robyn Womack: Avian Clocks
How do birds tell the time? Birds show daily patterns of behaviour that occur at the same time each day, the most obvious pattern being the start of song during the dawn chorus. But how do birds know exactly what time to start singing? In this talk, I will explain the science behind the internal timekeepers, or biological clocks, that underlie the behaviour and biology of birds (and indeed ourselves!). I will discuss my PhD research into “clocks in the wild”, and how exposure to light pollution could have big impacts on biological rhythms and health.

Mitchell Lennan: Marine Biodeiversity
Marine biodiversity redistribution under climate change: the fish are moving around and causing jurisdictional problems – what can the law do to respond?

Tawnya Renelle: Experimental Writing
Tawnya will be discussing the wonderful and exciting world of hybrid and experimental writing. She has a great passion for any kind of writing that defies convention and genre. She is currently undertaking a DFA in Creative Writing. Her dissertation is a hybrid/experimental text about the genre of hybrid/experimental genres. She weaves together memoir, poetry, critical theory, and art. Her hope is that this research will create an accessible and approachable text that shares knowledge about reading and writing in the genre. Tawnya is also a poet with a forthcoming collection “this exquisite corpse” being launched in May. She also has taught several courses using her textbook at the University of Glasgow and through the Arkbound

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Doors at 7.15, kickoff at 7.30
This is event is free to attend, although we will be asking for donations at the end of the talk. Participants are under no obligation whatsoever to donate, however please rest assured that the money we collect doesn’t end up in anyone’s pocket – it is used to fund our overhead costs, and travel/accommodation for our speakers who come from further afield.

Accessibility: As per the policy of the Admiral Bar, access to the venue “can only be provided to patrons who are sufficiently mobile and capable of independently


April 29, 2019
6:15 pm - 8:00 pm


The Admiral Bar
72a Waterloo Street
Glasgow, G2 7DA United Kingdom
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